Intuition in Design: Reflections on the Iterative Aesthetics of Form


Curious to reflect on the factors contributing to the internal decision-making processes of intuitive design, a reflective study was established to systematically examine and document the practice of intuition while performing an iterative aesthetic task. Autoethnographic techniques were used to document the reflective practices that occurred over numerous iterations spanning several weeks of activity. Our analysis concludes with a summary of reflections on how intuition informs judgment in design cognition. We examine four dimensions of intuition in design—efficiency, inspiration, curiosity, and insight—and the reflective and sensory inputs that drive intuitive speculation and impulse.


Authors: Haakon Faste
Type: book chapter
Publication: Proceedings of the 2017 CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (2017), p. 3403-3413

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